Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:43:46 GMTRevision3's Martin Sargent sits down to talk about what makes someone Internet famous and what that fame actually means.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:33:21 GMTWe'll talk through allt he different ways to get video off the Internet and on to your TV.
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:21:40 GMTMerlin Mann joins the show to talk about how to deal with email overload.
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:38:37 GMTTom and Rafe discuss the tech they've been using, like VoP, Warcraft and Plurk.
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:12:10 GMTTom and Rafe talk about Mobile Me from Apple, a bit about Snow Leopard,a.k.a. OS X 10.6, and of course they touch ont he iPhone too.
Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:08:54 GMTRafe and Tom talk Firefox. Find out about the forthcoming new release, some of the best plugins, and whether Firefox is still truly cool or not.
Tue, 27 May 2008 22:56:30 GMTTom describes what virtualization is, and what his experiences with it have been.
Tue, 20 May 2008 22:51:40 GMTRafe and Tom talk about the new apps and services that use geolocation. They help you find people and help people find you. But is that a good thing?
Tue, 13 May 2008 23:15:43 GMTRafe talks about the Windows Vista machine he built from scratch. Then Tom and Rafe both talk about their varying experiences with Vista.
Tue, 06 May 2008 23:08:00 GMTTom and Rafe share their favorite ways to shoot, edit, convert, and post videos.
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:49:08 GMTWhat is this cloud computing buzzword-mongers are buzzing about? How does it work? Will it replace regular old software?
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:50:17 GMTWe review some of the winners of the Webware 100 and talk about some of our favorite sites and apps.
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 23:00:25 GMTColette Vogele of the Rules for the Revolution podcast joins Tom and Rafe to talk about what you can and can't do online, and how to protect your digital content.
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 22:33:21 GMTTom and Rafe discuss the Feb. 17, 2009 end of analog TV broadcasts in the United States. Get the facts and spread the word.
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:39:12 GMTTom and Rafe talk about solid state drives with Lenovo's Matthew Kohut. Find out how long a solid state drive can last. It's less than a decade.
Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:31:43 GMTDr. Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks joins Tom and Rafe to discuss the ins and outs of botnets.
Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:51:15 GMTTom and Rafe discuss essential websites, gadgets, and other tech tips for traveling.
Wed, 12 Mar 2008 21:15:55 GMTGet green! Rafe Needleman talks with Andrew Beebe, president of Energy Innovations, about personal carbon credit trading.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 23:42:21 GMTTom Merritt runs through the basics of running Windows on a Mac, both from Boot camp and using virtualization.
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 23:57:00 GMTTom Merritt and Rafe Needleman talk about living with the Apple TV, Pleo, Chumy, Amazon Kindle, Logitech Harmony and more.
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:46:54 GMTWe discuss all our favorite places to find TV shows and movies and some of your favorites too.
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 23:42:46 GMTWouldn't it be great to have a single sign-on for all websites? One password to be stolen? Oh wait? would it be great or not?
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 23:49:46 GMTTom and Rafe discuss Windows Home Server, moving from a ThinkPad to a MacBook Pro running Windows and get a listener tip about the DirecTV DVR.
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:40:24 GMTAll about throughput, chanel capacity, bit rate and other misunderstood terms. Plus a small bit on migrating data to a new laptop.
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:53:13 GMTRafe shares why more megapixels isn't always better. Find out how to determine what you need in a new camera.
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:56:33 GMTRafe and Tom talk about the live blogging of the Steve Jobs keynotes, how to use multiple monitors, review the Kindle, flying Virgin America, and using wirelss while traveling.
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:27:27 GMTSo how does a Wiki search engine work, and will you use it? We tackle both topics.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:08:16 GMTFrom the Epic ofGilgamesh, to Haiti, to George Romero, we talk the history of Zombies and how to defend yourself against them.
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:08:16 GMTTom and Rafe get futuristic and talk about topics they'd love to cover someday on the podcast.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:08:16 GMTTom and Rafe award the "FUDdies" to those who fought the best or spread the worst fear uncertainty anddoubt in 2007.
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:38:27 GMTHow do tech product reviews happen? What are the pressures? How can you trust what reviewers write?
Tue, 04 Dec 2007 19:52:27 GMTFrom Pop3 to IMAP to web-based, we talk about the kinds of email clients and how email is used.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:32:51 GMTCan eBooks replace paper books? We look at the Amazon Kindle and Sony eReader as examples, and discuss what has kept paper on top.
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:58:10 GMTGoogle, or a search engine of any kind, isn't always the best way to find information. We'll introduce you to some of our favorite specialised information sources.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:47:22 GMTWhat makes a TV show geeky, and what are the best geek TV shows.
Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:22:05 GMTIn this episode, Rafe discusses new products and services for personal money management.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:42:51 GMTFrom streaming to subscribing to downloading, we cover the best ways to get your music from the Internet.
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 22:40:26 GMTLet the gaming war begin. Which is right for you? A game console ora PC? Maybe both? Find out!
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 22:36:29 GMTWhat's a wiki and what do you use it for? We'll tell you that and how to set one up too.
Tue, 09 Oct 2007 22:46:35 GMTFrom del.icio.us to Digg, we'll cover the new trends in online bookmarking and sharing.
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:40:26 GMTRafe and Tom get deep into the world of hybrid cars to help you decide if you want one.
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:14:30 GMTWe discuss how to get third-party apps on your iPhone and how to unlock it. Plus a short discussion of the legal implications.
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:52:54 GMTFrom RAID, to NAS, to Smoothwall we cover your network storage options and bring a few tips from the audience as well.
Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:37:18 GMTWhether you want to make the home of the future, or just spy on the cat, we'll introduce you to the wonders of X10, Insteon, Zwave and more.
Tue, 04 Sep 2007 22:36:54 GMTIn this episode we're going to discuss how to live with two PCs, and keep the data on them in sync.
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 23:12:21 GMTWith all the Facebooks and Twitters and Last.FMs, it's hard to keep up with all your socializing options. We'll help you cut through the clutter of the Web 2.0 whirlwind.
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:36:21 GMTGot a new PC? We tell you all the software you need to get to make it nice and comfy to use right from the start.
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 19:55:23 GMTSenior editor Donald Bell joins me to discuss wireless headphones. How do they work and which ones are best?
Tue, 7 Aug 2007 18:13:20 GMTThe US analog TV signal will be shut down on Feb. 17, 2009. What will yo do? Will your TV still work? We'll tell you.
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:28:20 GMTIf you know anything about computers you're likely to have to provide tech support for friends and family. Here's some tips and tools to help you help others.
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 22:34:13 GMTThe miniblog, short message, nanoblog sensation continues, rocketed to popularity by Twitter. Other services like Pownce and Jaiku are popping up as well. So what's it all about?
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 22:33:26 GMTFree games pretty much litter the Internet. You can play free games online or download them. Some our open source and some are not. Find out the ins and outs and some of our favorite places to find free games.
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 22:35:58 GMTWhy spend hundreds of dollars on Microsoft Office when you can get the same functionality for free? We go over web-based and software office suites and the advantages and disadvantages to replacing Microsoft.
Tue, 03 Jul 2007 18:11:39 GMTSo now that we actually got to use one, what's the real deal with the iPhone?
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:31:35 GMTRafe and Tom discuss different places on the Web to store and to share your digital photos.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:17:48 GMTGet the scoop on how to find yourself. We discuss the tech behind GPS devices and give you some advice when shopping for a GPS device.
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:46:46 GMTDon't know your HSDPA from your EV-DO? Want to just get data over the air wherever you go? Tom and Rafe can help you understand it all.
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 20:39:58 GMTQuestions over the rights and responsibilities of bloggers are coming more and more frequently. As a blogger, what are your boundaries, and how do you learn journalistic ethics?
Tue, 29 May 2007 22:09:53 GMTThink you'll be using the next Internet? Think again. Tom explains what Internet2 is and how it differs from Abilene, National Lambda Rail and the Internet you use.
Tue, 22 May 2007 22:19:01 GMTWe'll tell you how to put your whole life online, video, audio, and text. But will you want to? We'll tell you that too.
Tue, 15 May 2007 23:12:10 GMTMicrosoft's got a new competitor to Flash, but it's much more than that, and much different. Find out why.
Tue, 08 May 2007 22:24:10 GMTTwitter has taken the Web world by storm. Why is it so hot? What is it? We'll get you up to speed on miniblogging in this episode.
Tue, 01 May 2007 22:13:18 GMTWe deal with all the instant messenger protocols and review some of the best multi-protocol clients.
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:18:51 GMTWondering what all the fuss about SATA drives is? We'll unravel the mystery.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:37:42 GMTFind out what VoIP is, how it works, and whether you should trade in your landline for Internet telephony.
Tue, 10 Apr 2007 22:15:49 GMTYou can play games from Pong, to Atari to Nintendo, all on your current PC. Tom Merritt talks game emulators.
Tue, 03 Apr 2007 22:18:09 GMTSo what's all this hooplah about the Apple TV? And did you know there are other devices that do the same thing?
Tue, 27 Mar 2007 22:23:24 GMTA media center isn't just a program from Windows. Oh no! Find out what a good media center does and what all your options are.
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:29:22 GMTRefurbished electronics sell for cheaper than brand new items, and usually are identical. So what's the catch? Tom Merritt tells you hot to safely negotiate the world of refurbished tech gadgets and reap the savings.
Wed, 07 Mar 2007 23:21:05 GMTTom discusses how he gets web video on his living room TV, and reveals some of his favorite sources.
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 23:21:05 GMTWant cheap software? If you're willing to do without a few niceties like tech support, OEM can save you big bucks.
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 23:14:50 GMTDid you know you can get a small PC card that allows you to get digital cable in any device? It's CableCARD. And if only it was as easy as I just made it sound.
Tue, 20 Feb 2007 23:12:28 GMTWhy are videos so frustrating? One of the reasons is codecs. There are lots and lots of codecs out there. Tom and Justin attempt to explain why that is, how codecs work, and ho to navigate the confusing world of video.
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 22:57:20 GMTA little primer on CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). What it is, what it does, and how to use it.
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 23:27:48 GMTDigital cameras can be hard to understand. Don't know your ISO settings from your RAW image format? Lori Grunin helps Tom understand how digital cameras work.
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:12:38 GMTRafe Needleman reports on the latest product pitches from the Demo 2007 conference in Arizona.
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:28:29 GMTThe new version of Windows is here. Should you get Windows Vista? Tom Merritt runs through some of the new features as well as his experience with Vista and advice on whether to upgrade.
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:12:38 GMTRobert Vamosi joins Tom Merritt to talk about the proper ways to secure your Wi-Fi router in your home. They also discuss safety precautions to use when surfing over Wi-Fi in public.
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 23:06:48 GMTTom Merritt reviews some of his favorite gadgets from CES. He also dishes out some of the inside scoop on how the gadget press mill works at the largest electronics show on Earth.
Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:27:01 GMTJason Oxman from the Conusmer Electronics Association talks about how they pull off the biggest trade show on the continent, and what it takes to get inside CES.
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 23:19:17 GMTTom Merritt discusses the ins and outs of wiring a new house for an Internet connection.
Thu, 21 Dec 2006 00:02:17 GMTTom Merritt previews the top 5 tech topics you'd like him to cover in 2007. These topics were determined based on listener feedback.
Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:02:17 GMTTom Merritt reviews the top 5 most popular tech topics of 2006 as determined by listeners to the Real Deal podcast.
Tue, 12 Dec 2006 23:10:04 GMTTom Merritt runs down the specs on the three next generation game consoles and helps you decide which one's right for you.
Tue, 05 Dec 2006 23:27:25 GMTRobert Vamosi joins the podcast to talk about the best way to protect your computer from viruses. What are some of the best antivirus programs out there?
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:26:47 GMTTom Merritt explains the ins and outs of the programming technique called AJAX. It powers the wonderful world of Web 2.0.
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 23:08:09 GMTTom Merritt gives the straight scoop on how rebates work and what to look for when you're shopping.
Tue, 14 Nov 2006 23:32:47 GMTSome software is free as in beer, and some is free as in speech and some isn't free at all. Tom Merritt explains the difference and also gives a tip of the hat to a few of his favorite free pieces of software.
Tue, 07 Nov 2006 23:36:17 GMTCNET's resident radio expert, Brian Cooley, joins Tom to explain what HD radio is and how it differs from regular radio.
Tue, 31 Oct 2006 23:37:34 GMTWhy you would need to store files online, and where to find the best places to store them.
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 23:32:40 GMTVeronica joins Tom to talk online gaming, inlcuding MUDs, MMORPGs, and the current craze of World of Warcraft.
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 22:34:28 GMTTom tells you how you can take your favorite software programs with you without lugging around your computer.
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 22:31:02 GMTA bonus episode this week where Tom gives some tips to avoid phishing scams.
Mon, 09 Oct 2006 23:27:40 GMTRafe Needleman joins Tom to talk about online apps. They get a few minutes in before the use the term Web 2.0. Not bad.
Tue, 03 Oct 2006 18:42:40 GMTTom Merritt talks with Cory Doctorow about digital rights management, also known as DRM.
Tue, 26 Sep 2006 22:41:04 GMTGet up to speed on the basics of HTML,some good software for making Web pages and places to learn more.
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 22:00:43 GMTCan WiMAX bring hig speed wireless Internet into your home for cheap?
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:42:52 GMTTom talks about what Bluetooth is, how it works , and what you can use it for.
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:48:19 GMTTom and Rafe explain what RSS is, a little bit about how it works, and make some recommendations of their favorite RSS readers.
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 21:49:01 GMTTom gives a very general overview of the Ubuntu distribution of Linux and how it works.